Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

The future starts today. This should be a motto for all designers who want to create something extraordinary, revolutionary and progressive in 2018. To turn the future into reality, we, designers, should not just listen and follow graphic design trends, but we should actually create those trends and make them an essential part of design process.

The Elegant Flyer team is here to help you create future today. Listen and use the latest graphic design trends in 2018 and inspirational examples to create and deliver extraordinary results in your professional graphic design area, be it print design, visual identity, typography, illustrations, branding & packaging etc.

2-in-1: Double Effects

2018 will be a year of double effects in Graphic Design. A Double Exposure effect is mostly used in photography, but it is up to your imagination and creativity to blow boundaries and use this effect in your design works.

Double Exposure + Duotone Effect

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Nei Santos

Learn how to create double exposure in Photoshop following YouTube recommendations from Spoon Graphics. Here are also some free duotone double exposure tutorials.

Be FonT of Graphic Design: Bold and Colored Typography

Color letters, animated letters, bold letters, hand-written letters. Fonts will be used both as independent design elements and combined with other elements, interacting with them in the most creative ways.

Bold Fonts

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Friends design agency

Here is another example of bold 3D letters used in flyer design. It is a perfect way to drive potential clients’ attention to the offer provided on the flyer and increase sales thanks to an eye-catching 3D bold font.

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: elegantflyer.com 

Color fonts

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Igor Petrovic

If you are looking for creative color fonts for your up-to-date graphic design ideas, the Adobe Typekit website provides a great choice of color fonts.

Animated fronts

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Valdas Chmieliau, Animography

Geometric fonts

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Kimmy Lee

Geometric fonts make any design look progressive. Be sure to use these free geometric fonts to make your designs outstanding.

The Power in Your Hands: Hand-Drawn Illustrations and Sketches

What makes the design look unique and original. Off course individuality and personal touch. In 2018, custom hand-drawn illustrations and hand-written fonts will be high in demand. Here is a great example of hand-drawn design graphic elements.

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Irina Skaska

It is high time to master the art of hand-drawn graphic design with the help of Photoshop. These great and free handwritten fonts will help you create unique, one of kind graphic design artwork.

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: elegantflyer.com

Evanescence of Things in Graphic Design: The Ruined Effect

To build something new, one needs to destroy old. In 2018, it is one of the significant trends in design to demonstrate the process of destruction of the old. The methods which can be used to clearly illustrate destruction include scratched, broken, smashed, ripped off effects.

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

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Another ruined-like effect is glitch effect. Learn how to create glitch effect in Photoshop on Design Tuts +.

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Draw Wing Zen Store

With a Touch of Texture in Print Design

Printed materials have a huge advantage over digital graphic designs. It is tactility. And in 2018, the tactile delight will be achieved by means of experiments with texture. Embossed, recycled, quilted paper with gloss finishes will add an exclusive touch to business cards design and other print design templates.

Top 5 Graphic Design Trends 2018 + Best Examples for Inspiration

Source: Jens Nilsson

Conclusion

In 2018, graphic design trends ruin all the boundaries of standard old familiar patterns. It is time to break the rules, add your own philosophy, express individuality, make printed design elements vivid and realistic and add contrasts to make designs look different, one of a kind.

About the Nelly Vinnik

I'm a Marketing and Content Manager at Elegantflyer. My goal is to make Elegantflyer a place where graphic designers can find inspiration, get creative ideas and templates for their own graphic design projects.

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